Medication Requests

Prescriptions will only be issued to patients where it is clinically indicated and if authorised by the Doctor.

  • We offer electronic prescribing, where your prescriptions will be sent directly to your chosen Pharmacy which saves you time.
  •  You can nominate your chosen pharmacy with the pharmacy or with us, please let reception know.
  • Please allow 48 hours to process your prescriptions requests.
  • You may be asked to see the Doctor before a prescription is issued if you are due for a medication review.
  • Please only order what you need
  • You can book an appointment regarding your medications if you have any concerns or queries.

How to order:

  • You can order your repeat prescriptions online, by accessing via patient online access; please bring your photo ID to the surgery to register for patient online access.
  • You can order any medication whether acute, repeat, current or past as long as you know the name of medication by clicking the following link;
  • Or you can speak to your pharmacy or put a paper request in at the surgery.

Medicines Waste:

Wasted or unused medicines is a serious and growing problem within the NHS. It is estimated that as much as £300 million is wasted every year on unused or partially used medication.

Wasted medicines is everyone’s responsibility and there are small changes you can make to help reduce the amount of medicine being wasted.

  • Only order the medicines that you need – check what medicines you have at home before re-ordering. Only tick the boxes on your repeat prescription forms for medicines that you need
  • Remember that unused medicines cannot be recycled – even if you never open them, once medicines have left the pharmacy, they cannot be recycled or used by anyone else
  • Check your medicines before you leave the pharmacy – open your prescription bag while you are still in the pharmacy; you can return any unwanted medicines to the pharmacist
  • Unused medicines are a safety risk – return unused or out of date medicines to your local pharmacy for safe disposal

Date published: 8th October, 2014
Date last updated: 25th March, 2024